A Change in Me - Songs by Menken, Sondheim, Simon, Porter, Rodgers, Schoenberg et al. / Jean Danton, soprano; Doug Hammer, piano
1 CD / Albany Records / 2013-11-12Works: Alan Menken: A Change in Me, song (from "Beauty and the Beast" musical); Stephen Sondheim: Being alive, song (from Company); Not While I'm Around, song (for the musical "Sweeney Todd"); Anyone Can Wh...
Performers: Chaggaris, Steve; Danton, Jean; Hammer, Doug
Love is what fascinates poets at all times and Broadway lyricists are often poets extra-ordinaire. Oscar Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and so many others...continue...
Recording information: Dreamworld Productions....continue...
Augenblick: Music for winds by Christopher Stark, Ryan Gallagher, Zachary Wadsworth, Jesse Jones et al.
1 CD / Albany Records / 2012-04-10Works: Christopher Stark: Augenblick, for wind ensemble; Ryan Gallagher: Exorcism, for solo drums & wind ensemble; Zachary Wadsworth: A Symphony of Glances; Catherine Likhuta: Out Loud, for piano & wind ens...
Performers: Likhuta, Catherine; Roddy, Derek
Conductors: Turner, Cynthia Johnson
Ensemble: Cornell University Wind Ensemble
Conductor Cynthia Turner Johnson and the Cornell University Wind Ensemble began a program in 2004 of commissioning DMA candidates in composition at Cornell to compose...continue...
Something to Sing About - Songs by Archer, Jackson, Ives, Chilhara, Corigliano, Rorem, Adms et a. / Lisa Kirchner, soprano; Sherwin Irby, piano
1 CD / Albany Records / 2011-05-10Performers: Davis, Xavier; Fan, Joel; Irby, Sherman; Jackson, Ron [Guitar]; Jones, Willie III [2~Drums]; Kirchner, Lisa; Schimmel, William
This cd presents songs by some of America's reigning composers, many known for their cross-genre writing, including jazz, pop, classical, folk and art songs written...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2008-08-12Works: Lansing D. McLoskey: Wild Bells, for viola & piano; OK-OK, for 4 saxophones; Solsange (Sunsongs), for chorus; Tinted, for viola, cello & piano; Glaze, for brass quintet
Performers: Durkovic, Timothy; Ferrigno, Nina; Kurkowicz, Joanna; Oaks-Strong, Leticia; Schulz, Robert; Talle, Andrew
Ensemble: Atlantic Brass Quintet; Frost Saxophone Quartet
Lansing McLoskey (b.1964) came to the world of composition via a somewhat unorthodox route. The proverbial "Three B's" for him were The Beatles, Bauhaus and...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2006-03-01Works: Richard Thompson: Dream Variations, for tenor & piano; Preludes (6), for piano; The Shadow of Dawn, for soprano & piano; Traditional Spiritual: Wade in the Water
Performers: Gunther, John; Keeler, Matt; Taylor, Darryl [Countertenor Vocal]; Thompson, Richard [Piano]; Toppin, Louise
1 CD / Albany Records / 2006-02-01Works: Michael Sahl: Serenades; Jungles, for electric violin, electric guitar, bass, drums & piano
Performers: Bush, Phillip; Kubera, Joseph; Liljestrand, Eric; Norton, Kevin [Percussion]; Rowell, Mary L.; Sahl, Michael; Sloat, William
Michael Sahl was a bit before his time when he dares to write "classical" music with jazz chords and folk-music rhythms. Now the composer is...continue...
Personnel: Eric Liljestrand (electric guitar); Mary L. Rowell (electric violin); Phillip Bush, Joseph Kubera (piano).
Albany Records has thrown more than a little of its modest advertising budg...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 2005-04-01Works: Steven Mackey: Fusion Tune, for cello & guitar; Deal; Banana/Dump Truck; San Francisco, for Cello & Guitar
Performers: Dillard, Ray; Mackey, Steven; Sherry, Fred [Cello]
Conductors: Rose, Gil
Ensemble: Boston Modern Orchestra Project
1 CD / Albany Records / 2004-06-01Works: Christmas Traditional: Go Tell It on the Mountain, Christmas song (American); Anonymous: What A Friend We Have in Jesus; Nearer My God to Thee; American Traditional: We Shall Overcome, hymn; When the...
Performers: Kanda, Elizabeth; Kanda, Megumi; Parris, Alvin; Parris, Ben; Stark, Bruce
Personnel: Megumi Kanda (trombone); Bruce Stark (piano, percussion); Alvin Parris III (piano); Ben Parris (drums).
Recording information: Reformation Lutheran Church, Rochester, NY (06/16/2002-...continue...
1 CD / Albany Records / 1998-01-01Works: George Gershwin: Girl Crazy; Shall We Dance; Funny Face
Performers: Crawford, Mike; Maxwell, Linn; Ordman, Ava; Ridenour, Rich; Vits, Bill